Dr. Jack Friedland: Scottsdale Plastic Surgery Legend, Mentor, and Friend

Jack Friedland MD Plastic Surgeon Scottsdale

Dr. Jack Friedland is a world renowned plastic surgeon known for advancements in the specialty of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been an international lecturer at the most prestigious symposia, conferences, and universities.

Dr. Jack Friedland: Plastic Surgeon Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Friedland has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and contributions to textbooks. He has served on the editorial boards of several publications, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, among the most prestigious surgical journals in the world.

Dr. Friedland has a special interest and gift in correcting congenital deformities and has completed numerous international medical mission trips.

Dr. Ashley Howarth is proud to know Dr. Friedland as both a surgical mentor and friend. Dr. Friedland has retired, but still maintains a website for more information.

 

What is a Double Bubble Breast Implant Deformity?

A double bubble breast implant deformity is an unfortunate breast implant complication that may occur following breast augmentation surgery. A breast with a double bubble deformity has a distinct appearance of a second bulge or bubble beneath the inframammary fold (IMF). A double bubble breast implant can generally only be corrected surgically. Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Howarth is an expert known for correcting this defect in revision breast augmentation surgery.

To learn more about the double bubble deformity, read on. In this blog post you will learn what a double bubble deformity looks like and how to recognize if your breast has the deformity. Furthermore, you will learn what causes the double bubble and how to correct it through revision surgery.

What Does a Double Bubble Breast Look Like

A double bubble breast deformity looks similar to the illustration above. Notice the presence of two folds beneath the breast giving the appearance of a second bulge or bubble beneath the breast. The crease below the breast is known as the inframammary crease or inframmmary fold. In a double bubble defect, two creases or folds are present.

Double Bubble Breast Implant Deformity - Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon Ashley Howarth MD

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Can You Transfer Fat to Your Breasts? Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation FAQs

Can you Transfer Fat to your Breasts?

More women are asking the question, can I transfer fat to my breasts? Fat-transfer breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure in which liposuction removes fat from one location of a woman’s body and transfers it to her breasts. In fact, some women consider this a win/win. Lose fat in trouble areas and gain volume in the breasts.

In contrast to augmentation with implants, fat transferring procedures provide an all-natural means of increasing breast volume. The procedure works best for women who desire a modest increase in breast volume and those who have minimal breast sagging. Additionally, breasts should have aesthetically pleasing skin tone and texture, for best results.

There are many questions women have about this procedure. In this article, we will address some of the most common questions regarding fat transfer breast augmentation.

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When Will My Breasts Go Back to Normal After Pregnancy?

When will my breasts go back to normal after pregnancy is a very common question we receive. Yes, having a baby can change everything. Certainly, a woman’s body undergoes a significant transformation through pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. As amazing as the process is, many women find themselves wondering if their breasts will ever go back to normal after pregnancy.

When will my breasts go back to normal after pregnancy?

Realistically, there is no set answer. Every woman’s body is different, and each has a unique postpartum recovery. Sometimes, the body and breasts do return to near pre-pregnancy shape. In other cases, women describe their breasts as forever changed once they have delivered, and possibly breastfed a child.  Keep reading, because in this blog post, we will answer the factors effecting if your breasts will go back to normal after pregnancy.

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What is a Snoopy Breast Implant Deformity or Waterfall Deformity?

A snoopy deformity or snoopy dog breast deformity is a complication that can occur following a breast augmentation with implants. A breast with a snoopy deformity will have the distinct appearance of drooping breast tissue that falls below the breast implant. This gives the appearance of a sad looking snoopy dog with the nose pointed towards the ground. This deformity is sometimes also called a waterfall deformity, due to the appearance of breast tissue spilling over the breast implant like a waterfall.

We are unsure where and when plastic surgeons first began using the name “Snoopy” to describe the deformity of droopy breast tissue below a breast implant. The following illustration shows the resemblance between this breast deformity and the cartoon beagle. Snoopy is a registered trademark of Peanuts Worldwide LLC.

Snoopy Dog Breast Deformity or Snoopy Breast Deformity

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How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Are you a woman considering breast augmentation surgery and wondering how long breast implants will last? Or do you want to know when it is time to replace your breast implants? Just as there are a wide range of body types, as well as countless combinations of implant features, there are a variety of factors that impact the lifespan of a breast implant. Below we will discuss some of the different types of implants, as well as the elements that impact how long breast implants last.

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Scottsdale Tummy Tuck Trends in 2021

Abdominoplasty surgery, more commonly referred to as a tummy tuck in Scottsdale, is one of the most well known and often performed plastic surgery procedures. According to 2019 data from The Aesthetic Society, the tummy tuck is the third most popular plastic surgery procedure, trailing breast augmentation and liposuction. With interest in plastic surgery on the rise due COVID-19 restrictions, 2021 may be on pace for the most cosmetic surgery procedures ever.

Due to this recent surge of interest in plastic surgery, we are seeing an increased number of patients seeking in tummy tuck surgery in Scottsdale. In this blog post, we will discuss tummy tuck surgery and why it is trending as one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in Scottsdale and across the country.

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Best plastic surgeons in Scottsdale Arizona

Who are the Best Plastic Surgeons in Scottsdale, Arizona?

When it comes to plastic surgery, all patients want to find the best plastic surgeon for their care. Some magazines have feature articles highlighting the best plastic surgeons in Arizona. Search engines are full of results for the top plastic surgeon in Scottsdale. Furthermore, most marketing materials make claims of being the top or number one plastic surgeon.

With multiple sources, and many opinions, how can a patient really know who is the best plastic surgeon in Scottsdale? Read on, because in this post we will look at the various rankings of plastic surgeons and how you might make your selection of the best plastic surgeon for you.

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How Much Are Breast Implants? How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

The most commonly searched questions about breast augmentation surgery are: “How much are breast implants?” and “How much does a breast augmentation cost?” This is not surprising given that breast augmentation is the number one most performed cosmetic surgery procedure. Breast augmentation or breast implant surgery is also one of the top procedures performed by Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Howarth. The cost of breast implant surgery is a question we receive frequently. In this blog post, we will discuss the pricing for breast implants in Scottsdale, AZ and nationally.

How Much do Breast Implants Cost in Scottsdale?

You may be curious how much breast implants cost in Scottsdale. It is rare to find a reputable surgeon who publicly posts fees for this procedure — or any surgical procedure — online and without a consultation. In fact, a published online fee may reflect only part of the picture. It is important to keep in mind that any fee you see online needs context for accuracy. More importantly, decision-making based solely on cost is not advisable.

Although most plastic surgeons will not provide their fees without consultation, there are three widely circulated fee averages that are frequently referenced online. These fee averages come from three organizations: American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and a popular cosmetic surgery website called RealSelf. Read on as we will provide context for each of these fee averages.

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Breast Augmentation vs Implants vs Lift: What is the difference?

Breast Augmentation vs Implants vs Lift: What Scottsdale Plastic Surgery Patients Need to Know

There are many personal reasons a woman might consider breast enhancement surgery. Improved physical appearance, increased self-confidence and the desire for a revitalized contour can all be factors in the decision. When contemplating any procedure, it is important to fully understand the different surgical terms involved, as many may be initially unfamiliar. Breast augmentation, breast lift and breast implants are three specific but related terms, commonly discussed in breast enhancement surgery.

Dr. Ashley Howarth is a top female plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, specializing in cosmetic breast surgery. Trained at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Dr. Howarth can handle cosmetic breast procedures from simple to the most complex. The first step to any cosmetic surgery is an in-depth consultation, which is an opportunity to find out if you are a candidate for breast enhancement surgery and which surgical option is best for you. Dr. Howarth will explain the nuances involved in various treatment options so that you can make a well-informed decision. There are many questions to consider.

Breast Augmentation vs Implants vs Lift: What is the difference?

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